Pioneering Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake founded his Tokyo-based design studio in 1970. However, it was not until the subsequent decade that he would begin experimenting with advanced methods of garment construction, which culminated in the creation of his now-iconic pleating technique. Pleats Please Issey Miyake offers elevated womenswear basics with graphic impact and innovative silhouettes, made possible through the utilization of these patented knife-edge folds. Classically feminine, body-skimming cuts are rendered in simple black or vivid jewel tones for a simple yet striking appearance. Gracefully draping dresses, trousers, and coats showcase the fabric’s unique dimensionality, while dramatically structured sleeves and mock neck collars transform blouses into sculptural statement pieces.
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